Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nuuksio and out!

Just got home from the second Sub-24 of 2011. Quite tired but feeling so good about the last 24 hours. We had a fantastic time!

The crew




Some friends and family joined us by car (the cheats!) but it made for a very social evening with people from Finland, France, the UK, Poland and Zimbabwe of different ages and backgrounds meddling together and enjoying the beautiful evening and constant light. And Zuzanna stayed for the camping, good on her!

The location: Haukanholma, Nuuksio National Park.

The road there is 17 kms from Bemböle and it is certainly challenging. It's very hilly, especially by Finnish standards!

Florian waiting in Kilo for the arrival of Sonja and Xavier

Ooooh, I sense a new blog profile picture coming along...

There they come!

Riding along Turuntie past Karakallio. Sorry you couldn't make it Lee, we thought of you!

Leaving Bemböle behind, and practising the "over-the-shoulder" picture technique!

 The sudden appearance of Pitkäjarvi makes us realise we're real happy to be there!

Riding up to skiing hills, practically the Alps then ;-)

The riding team

After a couple of hours riding, we made it to our camping spot and then the fun simply continued, in excellent company!

Charles' new "Star Wars" tent

 Florian and Ville refresh themselves, Finnish style

Feeling miserable :-)

Some people's first ever Makkara!

 The next morning, after a quick breakfast, the ride home.

Did I mention there were hills?

 It's always ok to get off and push!

The sight of Bemböle means a return to civilisation

Now Charles' next challenge is to ride to Lapland from Helsinki, starting on June 15th. This means he won't be on the July 1st Sub-24. But Lee is up for going so look at your calendars and let us know if you're interested to join again next time!


  1. no, a picture documenting "the walk of shame"!! luckily we of course all know I was just walking to support sonja, so she wouldn't feel bad. True Sub24 spirit! :D

  2. Lovelly, well done guys for the tough cycle ride and the evening realy looked wonderfull !!!

  3. Xavier, I remember a conversation around the fire where you mentioned that you really struggled uphill, yet strangely you found downhill and flat real easy!